So, needless to say, when the hot weather really hits, I’m in my element.
Another reason I love summer is because I now have three primary school aged children and it’s the only time of year I get to extricate them from the arms of the education system and have them all to myself for an extended period of time. Sure, sometimes that means I’m yelling at them to make their own snacks from my computer while I try to get some work done (working with kids on school holidays presents a unique set of challenges—this magazine doesn’t write itself!), but I’ve always been one of those parents who prefers the school holidays to the school term regardless. We’ve all heard the adage “you only get 18 summers with your kids”. I’m loath to repeat it because it makes me tight in the chest to even think about, but it is something that looms at the back of my mind with every year my kiddos get older. Let’s be honest though, if the upward trend of housing prices continues, we might all end up with more like 27 summers with our kids.
With all that said, this issue we had the summer holidays on the brain. We wanted to make sure all those with school aged kids (and younger!) knew all the coolest and most fun things in Adelaide to do with kids at this time of year, so you can check out our ultimate guide to the school hollies. And while you’re hitting the beach or the park, we’ve also found the absolute coolest SPF for your fam; a business founded by two mum besties who grew up in Adelaide! Check out our feature on People of the Earth to find out more about this super sun smart, shiny and sustainable brand.
We also chatted with Adelaide artist, model and podcast host Susie Collins about the recent birth of her little girl Peach, and the unique experience she had with her best friend (who also happens to be Hollywood/Aussie actor and mum-of-5 Teresa Palmer) who acted as her birth support. Their story is a heartwarming testament to the strength of trust, love, and friendship in one of the most transformative moments of a woman’s life.
To our KIDDO community, we send warm wishes for a magical summer and plenty of Christmas cheer (and maybe a glass of champagne or three if that’s your thing). We’re looking forward to coming back next year to do it all over again!